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Sutton Memorial Home
Sunday April 30th, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Sutton Memorial Home
Monday May 1st, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

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Gathering of Family and Friends

First United Methodist Church of Taylorville
Monday May 1st, 2017

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Shirlee Scharmer

Shirlee Scharmer Price, age 91 of Taylorville Illinois passed away Wednesday April 26th 2017 at her home with family at her side.  Shirlee was born in Christian County Illinois on February 28, 1926 the daughter of Julius and Gertrude (Trelz) Herbst.  She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1944 and then attended the University of Illinois.  She was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church.

She started her career working alongside her mother at Blakely’s Department Store and later she became a buyer for Meyer’s Brothers in Springfield, Illinois.  Then on March 1st 1977 she opened her own ladies apparel store “Shirlee’s” on the east side of the Taylorville Square serving the community for twenty-two years.  Her motto was “Clothes Just for You”.  She had a vision for fashion and design.   She participated in many fashion shows for the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.  After her retirement, she enjoyed volunteer work as a docent at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, reading, and traveling with friends.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Scharmer (Larry Norris) of Taylorville, and her son, David Scharmer (Claire) of Bay City Michigan; and four grandchildren; Scott Scharmer of Lahaina, Hawaii, Jessica Scharmer of Rigby, Idaho, Christopher Scharmer of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kevin Scharmer of Bay City, Michigan; and one great granddaughter; Kyla Scharmer of Rigby, Idaho.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Shirlee Scharmer Price will be held Sunday April 30th from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Sutton Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life will be held Monday May 1st with a gathering of friends at 10:00 A.M. and memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut St., Taylorville, Illinois 62568 with Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Illinois.   Memorials may be made in her memory to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements

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She always had a smile and always made each person feel special. Spending time at Shirlee's was something my mom and I always looked forward to on my visits home. She was one of my favorites. My best to you.

Kim Morton May 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Shirlee became my sister-in-law in 1948/49 when she married my brother, Bob. I was so thrilled to finally have a sister and we continued to love each other and keep in touch during all these years even though our lives took different turns. My daughter, Kathy, was in Barbara and Larry's wedding, and numerous visits have been exchanged with most of Shirlee's large family. I will miss her. I wish we could have been at the memorial service, but driving from Rochester was not possible.

Joyce Scharmer Turner & Rev. Dr. Carrol Turner May 2 2017 12:00 AM

Shirley we feel very privileged to have to have known you. We know you will be missed by your family. Jerry & Judi

Dr. and Mrs .Jerry Gardner May 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirlee Scharmer

Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Gardner May 1 2017 12:00 AM

Barb and Dave so sorry for your loss, She will be missed. Praying for you both during this trying time. Sorry I could not make it down last night as I was working.

Phillip Keller May 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirlee Scharmer

Lois Summers Blondin Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

Barb and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, I know how hard this is, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lois Summers Blondin Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirlee Scharmer

Cheryl Croft Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Shirlee ran a first class store and was a first class lady. Many good memories.

Will Viall Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

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